2 Stages, 1 Square, 1 Town, 1 Territory to be discovered

Line up artists

In Otis Redding name, 35th edition of the Porretta Soul Festival returns, from 20 to 23 July at Rufus Thomas Park in Porretta Terme, in the Bolognese Apennines heart.



Thursday - 8.00pm



Friday - 8.00pm



Saturday - 8.00pm



Sunday - 7.30pm

Related events

From Thursday July 21 to Sunday July 23 from 11am to 7pm
Rufus Thomas Cafe Stage (Free Shows)
Piazza della Libertà and Piazza delle Tele, Porretta Terme 
Local and International rhythm & blues bands

From Saturday July 22 to Sunday July 23
On the streets of Porretta Terme
Oversoul Street Band (15 piece band)

Monday July 17
“Commitments” movie at Parco delle Najadi

Tuesday July 18
Hotel Helvetia, Porretta Terme, Limes “La Musica Oltre i Confini – America”. Limes is an Italian geopolitical magazine belonging to GEDI Gruppo Editoriale. It was founded in 1993 by Lucio Caracciolo, who directs it. Speakers Alfonso Desiderio, Chuck Bernardini

Wednesday July 19
Hotel Helvetia, Porretta Terme, Party

Friday July 21 at 5pm
Hotel Helvetia, Porretta Terme, presentation of “Northern Soul” with author Antonio Bacciocchi

Saturday July 22 at 5pm
Hotel Helvetia, Porretta Terme, presentation of Rufus Thomas biography “Funkiest Man Alive” with author Matthew Ruddick

Sunday July 23
11am Chiesa dei Cappuccini, Porretta Terme, Gospel concert with Joy Gospel Choir & The Norman Sisters
12pm Hotel Helvetia, Porretta Terme, Artists Press Conference

The Valley of Soul (travelling free shows with artists of Porretta Soul Festival)

  • July 24 at 9pm, Vergato Piazza Capitani della Montagna “Memphis Soul Revue”
  • July 25 at 9pm, Tolè Piazza Giovanni XXIII “Memphis Soul Revue”
  • July 26 at 9pm, Monteacuto delle Alpi (Lizzano in Belvedere) “Crystal Thomas Band”